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Great Falls Massacre events to be held Sat.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

TURNERS FALLS — A number of events are taking place Saturday as part of the commemoration of 341st anniversary of Great Falls Massacre.

Co-sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project, the Department of Recreation and Conservation, and Turners Falls RiverCulture, it takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave. A.

According to press release, there will be “ample time during the day and between presentations for conversations, personal reflections and individual touring of this historically significant district of Great Falls and the 341st anniversary of the battle that changed the course of King Philip’s War.”

At 10:30 a.m, a history presentation is scheduled while at 1 p.m, a “Pipe Ceremony,” officiated by Tom Beck, medicine man and ceremonial leader of the Nulhegan-Coosuk band of the Abenaki Nation, will take place.

Other special guests during the day include Loril Moondream of Medicine Mammals and Strong Oak of Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Inter-tribal Coalition.

All of these events are free and open to everyone.